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The Kings Head

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Harborne
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Hagley Road | Haborne, Birmingham B17 8BJ, England
+44 121 277 4130
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not talking about the service, polite welcoming people always smiling happy to help, etc. but the food, I mean the food is the main reason why u normally visit restaurants. 1. we visited the King's head when it was quiet, even so we was waiting for the starters until we'd finished our second drink 😳 seemed to us like... More 

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Thank Jajasz
Dudley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice and both occasions our meals were well cooked. First visit I had a Fish main which was really good. Second visit was a Pasta dish, again food was good. I ordered a chicken starter which again was nice, but portion size is massive so struggled with my main. In future I would give the starter a miss.... More 

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Thank Tracyspam
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi Traceyspam, Wow! What a lovely review! We're pleased you enjoyed your visits and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Jo S More 

Redditch
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant experience. Both bar and restaurant staff cheerful and attentive. Quality of food was excellent, variety of vegetables very good with all very well presented. Portion size was large. We had the triple meat roast with gammon, beef and turkey. I fully recommend this venue.

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Thank Tom H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit with my friend. She had Gammon I had Pizza. Food fantastic. The portion size was massive, could not manage all of it. The food itself was lovely. I was talked into having a pudding. I had Crumble of the day with Ice Cream. My friend had Cheesecake. Again lovely food. Washed down with a couple of Berry Old... More 

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Thank dingleflasher
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi dingleflasher, Thank you for such a positive review! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Jo S More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for drinks with some friends. The bar staff seemed more interested in wandering around pretending to be busy than in serving customers. On two occasions, staff asked for my order before being interrupted by a colleague and walking off with no acknowledgement. When we finally did get served, the barman attempted to short-change and didn't even apologise when questioned.... More 

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Thank OldburyTourist
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi OldburyTourist, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent visit, we appreciate all feedback as this aids us in improving our services. Please accept our apologies if you feel your service was not up to our usual standard, if you would like to liaise with us further regarding your visit, please contact us via... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went for Sunday Lunch and if we were grading this review on the food alone it would have scored a five. We had the turkey roast and the portion size was great,with plenty of gravy and vegetables you don't usually get in restaurants ie mange tout, red cabbage. The service was ok but we had a Polish waitress who... More 

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Thank Donk1
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi Donk1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent visit, we appreciate all feedback as this aids us in improving our services. Please accept our apologies if you feel your service was not up to our usual standard, if you would like to liaise with us further regarding your visit, please contact us via... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited here back in February 2016 for a Valentines meal. It was good value for money (most other places charge too much for this day), this was relatively cheap. The food and service was great!

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Thank brummieman2016
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Dear Brummieman2016, Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jo S More 

Oldbury
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited Saturday afternoon to once again order off the Market Place Menu - 50% off. Again we were not disappointed. The portion size is large and offers good value for money. This week we tried the Chilli & Garlic Chicken Masala, served with a flat bread and rice and the Southern Fried Chicken, Cajun Chips, Coleslaw and salad. Both meals... More 

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Thank BellF2014
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi BellF2014, Thank you for such a lovely review, we're glad you were able to enjoy our Market Menu and that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Jo S More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Popped here for lunch before a hospital visit to a relative, good food and wide selection of drinks the only criticism is if you are expecting a fast service you'll be disappointed as the food is cooked to order and takes time to arrive but if you're not in a rush sit back and enjoy the ambiance.

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Thank Trevor H
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi Trevor H, Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Jo S More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Well established and locally famous old Birmingham pub which has been through a lot of different incarnations over the years, from old M&B boozer to stripped floorboard pub to semi-gastro pub offering. Now good food with friendly service and very convenient location with car parking.

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Thank Tim L
kingsH, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Hi Tim L, Thank you for such a lovely review, we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Jo S More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hagley Road | Haborne, Birmingham B17 8BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Harborne
  • Neighbourhood: Harborne
  • Phone Number: +44 121 277 4130
Description
The King's Head is located on the junction between the Hagley Road and Bearwood Road in Harborne, Birmingham. This 19th century pub has undergone major refurbishment and is now a functional, stylish gastro-pub. With original features such as exposed brick walls and original tiles installed in 1906 by Owen and Ward Architects. The King's Head is perfect for a 'boogie' on a Saturday night or a chilled out coffee on a Sunday morning! Everything on the menu is classic gastro fare done well, freshly prepared and cooked in house, such as the Roast Lamb Rump with Chorizo and Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, or the Seared Seabass with Nicoise Salad. The King's Head also boasts two function rooms and two private dining areas, making it perfect for any occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?